The Three Strongest Roof Materials

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When you are looking to re-roof your home in Denver, Littleton, or Fort Collins, there is one thing to always take into account. Colorado has some fickle weather with snow, hard rains, and even harder hails. If you are looking to spend all that money to re-roof your home, you likely want the best option to combat these natural elements. When you begin pricing your next roof consider that the following are the three most durable materials.


With a lifespan of over 100 years, slate is absolutely the most durable of all roofs. If you visit ancient Europe, you will likely find these roofs on buildings from Shakespeare’s era still standing strong. So why isn’t every roof made out of slate? The reason for slate’s strength is it is made out of real stone. Therefore, the roof it is laid on must be think and strong itself. Many hoses are no longer built this way. Aside from that fact, the labor tends to be tedious and costly.


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The next most sturdy type of roof is a clay roof. These roofs also tend to have a lifespan of about 100 years, and this can really add to the price. Like the slate roofs, if you visit Spain or South America, it is not uncommon to see these clay roofs on buildings that are hundreds of years old. Many are choosing to achieve this same Spanish look, through the slightly cheaper, but also durable option of a stone-coated steel roofing for their Denver homes.


A metal roof is a much cheaper and more common style seen today. Many people cannot even tell that a house has a metal roof instead of the classic shingle roof despite the vastly different materials. Metal roofs have become common because of their extensive lifespan of thirty to fifty years, as well as their overall design and efficiency. If you are looking for a cheaper option for a durable roof for your Colorado weather, a metal roof might be your best option.

While there are a variety of roofs to choose from, there is only one top roofing company in Colorado. Contact Horn Brothers Roofing today for a free estimate.

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